This past Saturday I had the honor of attending a luncheon event put on by the Tea Party of Fort Lauderdale, the nation’s oldest continuously running Tea Party. The featured speakers were Karen and Billy Vaughn whose Navy SEAL son Aaron was killed in the take down of what has now been referred to as call sign Extortion 17. Extortion 17…the events surrounding the almost 50 year old CH-47D Chinook cargo helicopter that was NEVER intended for troop transport or for Special Operations missions…the helicopter shot down in Afghanistan’s Wardak province killing all 38 people on board (30 Americans and 8 Afghan Nationals) including 17 members of Navy SEAL Team 6, five SEAL team support members including one service dog, three Air Force members, and five US Army and National Guard flight crew members.
17 members of SEAL Team 6…the most elite fighting force the world has ever known…the same unit that took out Osama bin-Laden…lost that day in what was the single most deadly day for the US Navy since the war began. Continue reading →
Georgia native, Newt Gingrich, former 2012 presidential candidate and former Speaker of the U.S. House stated today in a newsletter to members that Chicago had more than 500 gun homicides in 2012 roughly, 19 per 100,000 people.
He also wonders why Vice President Joe Biden does not take his gun commission to the murder capital of the U.S., Chicago. Continue reading →